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Yuniesky Betancourt, improbable hero

Long an object of scorn, the Brewers' shortstop delivered a big blow on the big stage

Updated: October 10, 2011, 1:03 AM ET
By Wayne Drehs | ESPN.com

MILWAUKEE -- Some 30 minutes after the Milwaukee Brewers beat the St. Louis Cardinals 9-6 in Game 1 of the National League Championship Series on Sunday, the unthinkable happened.

Yuniesky Betancourt entered the postgame media interview room.

In a chair typically reserved for the Brauns, Fielders and Pujolses of the world, a player widely considered one of the worst in baseball answered questions in a room full of curious reporters. Speaking through an interpreter, he talked about ...

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